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outcry and political pressure, congress will vote today on a $9 billion hurricane sandy relief bill. relief many say is long overdue. >>> turn for the worst, venezuelan officials admit hugo chavez is battling respiratory failure, now calling their leader's status severe. >>> and trapped on thin ice. two teenagers stuck in the middle of a frozen life, clinging to a dead tree for hours. their dramatic rescue just ahead. >>> wow. good morning. welcome to "early start." we're happy you're with us. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm christine romans. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> we begin this morning with a snowy mess in west texas. conditions are so bad that large portions of interstate 10 between el paso and ft. stockton were closed overnight. do they really get a lot of snow? they've gotten record snow in that area. >> you're absolutely right. it was really the spaghetti bowl on i-10. the biggest problem where were the icy bridges and overpasses. that's what closed portions of the road. those roads have since been reopened. now, el paso picked up 2.9 inches. believe it or not, it's not ou
reponse to hurricane katrina and superstore sandy. we take that up in tonight's "chalk talk." provocative new documentary that shows how terrorists have successfully infiltrated the united states. the film's producer, an award winning journalist joins us here next. ♪ ♪ lou: newly released images show a former fbi agent who is kidnapped released six years ceo. these images released today led the man's family show robert levenson posing in an orange jumpsuit. his wife released the 2-year-old photographs saying, she did so because she believes the government is letting them off the yoke. repeatedly denied any knowledge whatsoever of his whereabouts. u.s. officials say the government is responsible for the images and video produced in the late 2011. the muslim brotherhood, and other radical islamist of shoes are hiding in plain sight right here in the united states. documented it all. the grand deception. >> the muslim brotherhood is an international movement. the goal of which is to create an islamic state niversally all over the world. in my mind and is the mother of all islamic orgazat
house, right? >> i am not. >> your house flooded during hurricane sandy? >> yes, it did. >> how do you respond watching this go down? >> it's very disheartening. everyone in government constantly reaches out to us saying were we're there for you and we'll do everything we can to help you and here we are at day 68 and we have not received anything from our insurance companies. we've had all our adjusters come out. but now we're watching our government officials say -- it doesn't matter if there's not enough money to pay your claims. it's not important enough. so we're going to push this off. we're at day 68, and everyone is displaced. people cannot get back into their homes. >> well, i think that one is that it was pure politics. no doubt about it. it was another package that was bog to pass with a -- it was going to pass with the minority of the majority and that was an issue. part of the problem is, it shouldn't have taken this long. we should have been debating this a lot earlier. the president didn't submit his package to the congress until december 7th so it was well after the stor
and high-capacity magazines like the ones used in the sandy hook shooting. >> this is not taking away people's guns. i own a gun. i own a remmington shotgun. i've hunted. i've shot. that's not what this is about. it is about ending the unnecessary risk of high-capacity assault rifles. that's what this is about. >> lawmakers in albany are already meeting behind closed doors to reach a deal on new gun laws that could be announced and voted on by the end of the week. >>> three days of a preliminary hearing have wrapped up in the case of suspected gunman from aurora, james holmes. witnesses in the courtroom said holmes showed some emotion for the first time in court yesterday. they say he smirked and even smiled as disturbing self-portraits were revealed by prosecutors. defense attorneys who claim that holmes is mentally ill, did not call any witnesses. a judge is expected to rule tomorrow, whether there is enough evidence to put holmes on trial. >>> and a controversial sheriff in arizona has launched a new plan to put 500 armed volunteers on patrol just outside of schools. joe arpaio is
of the hospital. refunding is finally approved to help the battered northeast recover from superstore and sandy. house lawmakers passed a $10 billion aid package on the first full day of their new session. the bill had to the u.s. senate. and january 15th they will vote on an additional 51 billion. the storm battered the east coast. we back in october. gabrielle giffords was reportedly scheduled to visit new 10 conn today. she plans to meet privately with the families of victims of the sandy hook an elementary school shooting. the 113th congress will be more diverse than ever. more women and more hispanic representatives. 82 new members of congress including allen . the district where i come from is a very diverse district. it is good to see congress starting to look more like the rest of america. >> illinois is sending five new democrats and one new republican to the house this year. >> it was an emotional vote. >> you come here humbled by the opportunity to serve. if you have come here to be the determined voice of the people. you've come here to carry the standard of leadership you have
the gunman killed 20 of since the gunman killed 20 of since the gunman killed 20 of snoof students of sandy hook elementary school went back to school today for the first time since the shooting that killed 20 of their classmates and six adults in the newtown, connecticut, school. students were relocated to a different one, a building altogether in a different town in monroe, keblth cut. that's because sandy hook is still part of an active investigation and they don't know if the kids will return to that building. there is certainly increased security at the new school, an upgraded system of cameras and locks and parent were there to help the teachers as well. of course, a very emotional day for all. the school superintendent said that they would try to make it as much of a normal rue tin as possible, doing the kinds of things that they know are good for kids and that they would be familiar with. gary tuchman had a chance to talk to a couple of people at newtown. one set of the parents sent their 7-year-old daughter back to school today. >> reporter: he will la is a first grader at sandy ho
on monday. >>> the fate of sandy hook elementary school will be decided. they will discuss what to do in the wake of the massacre that left 26 people dead. options include razing the school, renovating it or building a new one. new school on the same property or somewhere else. >>> it appears there will be hockey after all this year. the nhl and its players union reached a tentative deal. paula is nodding her head yes. the players have been locked out since back in september wiping out nearly half of the season. >>> finally, story, dan, or any cat lover or any cat hater would probably appreciate. this is a cat, check him out here, who was caught trying -- allegedly trying to sneak into a prison in brazil with contraband strapped to its body. a cell phone, drill bits and files. the cat is now behind bars at an animal shelter. the lawyer says no comment. >> the cat has a lawyer. >> the look on his face is very guilty. that's all i'm saying. >> allegedly. >> reportedly. >> that was weird, huh? >> that was weird. i'm just very excited that the nhl is back tentatively. >> you're a red wing
that the president wants to move fast on the issue of gun control coming out of the sandy hook shooting. vice president biden's task force is likely to make recommendations before the inaugural and he told boston's mayor tom menino that it would be passed by the end of january. is that optimism on his part justified, and are you open to the kind of reforms the president has already talked about like a limit on high-capacity gun magazines and background checks to buyers at gun shows? >> well, first we need to concentrate on joe biden's group and what are they going to recommend? and after they do that, we'll decide what, if anything, is appropriate to do in this area, but the biggest problem we have at the moment is spending and debt. that's going to dominate the congress between now and the end of march. none of these issues, i think, will have the kind of priority that spending and debt are going to have over the next two or three months. >> so you're not going to address this until after you address these three deadlines we talked about at the top of the program? >> yeah, the single biggest
for victims of superstorm sandy-- nearly $10 billion to pay for flood insurance claims. house speaker john boehner has promised a vote on another $51 billion later this month. president obama was reelected today. you might have thought that that happened in november but it was today that the house and the senate held a joint session to count the electoral votes from each state. no surprise: mr. obama won with 332 electoral votes to mitt romney's 206. but the president's margin was narrow when you look at the votes cast by individual americans. the popular vote. when you add their totals together, it comes to nearly 130 million votes cast and mr. obama won by about four points. he's the first president to get more than 51% of the vote twice since dwight eisenhower. this is the last thing you want to see when you're taking a flight: the pilot being hauled away by the police. it happened today in minneapolis aboard an american eagle commuter plane bound for new york. the pilot is accused of drinking too much. michelle miller is at laguardia airport for us tonight. michelle? >> reporter: well,
sandy victims looking to the 113th congress house speaker john boener nearly won reelection 12 of the most conservative republicans in the house defected. it was the closest any speaker had come to losing since new gingrich back in 1997. but this congress has more women and latinos than ever before. illinois is sending six freshmen to congress this year, five democrats and one republican notables include tami duckworth who defeated joe walsh and bill foster rodney davis from taylor is the only republican freshman from illinois. coming soon it will have to consider raising the nation's debt ceiling again and there is a looming fight over gun control which recently became a high priority for the white house after the massacre in newtown connecticut the polls show only a small percentage of americans approve of the job congress is doing. the average age for u.s. senators to 62. house bill #6258 which addresses the problem may not be perfect and it may be challenged in court but it deserves to be embraced and acted on now. we cannot kick the can down the road in the longer becaus
with our lives getting ready for a national collection and the holidays to follow. then sandy hit. sandy was the worst storm to strike new jersey in our history. 346,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. nearly 7 million people and over 1000 schools were without power. 116,000 new jerseyians displaced from their homes, 41,000 families are still displaced from their homes today. sandy have damage to our homes and infrastructure, but it did not destroy our spirit. the people of new jersey have come together as never before across party lines, across ideological lines, across ages and races and backgrounds. from all parts of our state, even from out-of-state. everyone has come together, so today, let me start this address with a set of thank yous for me on behalf of the people of this great state. first, i want to thank the brave first responders, the national guard, and emergency manager experts who prepared us for this storm and kept us say in its aftermath. [applause] i want to thank the members of this legislature for their cooperation in answering stand challenges and for being by my si
$160 billion around the world in 2012. sandy, of course, was a big part of that in the east and it's still costing. in the midwest, it was the drought. the new numbers coincide with the official numbers with a look at just how hot our past year was and our report tonight on this from our chief environmental correspondent, anne thompson. >> reporter: raging infernos, surging seas, howling winds. 2012 was extreme weather, hotter than any year on record. the results, federal scientists say of nature and manmade climate change. >> the 2012 temperatures are part of a long-term warming trend and that is associated with climate change. it is hard to pinpoint what percentage climate change has of a role in the 2012 temperatures. it did have a role. >> reporter: under normal conditions we should see one record high for every record low but in the first decade of the century we saw two record highs for each record low. in 2011, it was three-to-one and last year, five record highs for each low. in 2012, much of the country sweltered. >> one out of every three americans had at least ten days w
'll be okay. >> and a lot of people felt that way. the people of sandy hook trying to move forward and honor the lives lost. i'm deborah feyerick, thanks for joining us. i'm deborah feyerick. have a good night and a great have a good night and a great week. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> big new developments in the health of hillary clinton. she is back to work today. >> the case against accused a rare ra movie sheeter james holmes. we are just hours away from prosecutors unveiling their evidence in court. >> the biggest scandal to hit washington since washington. call it knee gate. >> seriously. >> what is one of the brightest stars doing in the game with a bum knee only to injure it again, maybe even worse? >> i cannot tell you how we have been discussing this this morning. it's a story. >> there is outrage. there is consternation in washington right after the fiscal cliff. can they get no reprieve after all the problems they've had? >> oh, my goodness. >> welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> nice to have you back. i'm zoraida sambolin. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. the
>> bret: finally tonight, we saw the uproar on the delay for the vote for the hurricane sandy relief bill, what we didn't see were the efforts by the new jersey governor to get that vote to happen. >> governor. >> chris: industry lashed out over his own party getting action sandy aide. >> shame on congress. >> got speaker boehner and other republicans to agree signing a bill giving aide to the northeast by using new jersey like persuasion tactics. [screaming] >> bret: thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that is it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. >> shepard: this is the fox report. tonight, homemade napan and termites. they burn so hot water can't put out the flames. the movie massacre suspect used them to booby trap his apartment according to cops' testimony today. a bump in the road maybe a big one for the president's nominee for the head of the cia. >> the president calls john brennan one of his closest advisors. now one powerful senator threatening to hold up the confirmation process over last year's deadly attack in libya. >> i'm not goin
momentum for gun control is coming out of the most recent massacre, the one at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. an event that shook a normally poised president, remember this, wiped a tear away, later announced a task force to curb gun violence, to be led by vice president joe biden. one of the vice president's first moves, extending an invitation to the nra. let me take you to washington and talk to cnn political editor paul steinhauser. paul, just what is the task force hoping to get out of approaching the nra? >> i think what they want to do here is get voices and get voices of all sides in the gun argument here. that's why the nra was given an invitation. take a listen to jay carney, white house press secretary, asked about the nra attending these immediatings this wee i m. >> the vice president's group invited a number of organizations and individuals to participate in meetings. they include gun owners, and groups that represent gun owners, groups that represent sports men and sports women. the nra has been one of the groups -- one of the many groups invited. i wil
, detroit. anyone looking for a job making cars, the motor city is the town for you. with superstorm sandy wrecking hundreds of thousands of cars, and auto sales at a five-year high, 2013 is expected to see an even bigger uptick in car buying. in the northeast, sandy also boosted home construction jobs. but there's also growing need in california and arizona, for contractors, master carpenters, and plumbers and electricians. all in places where homeowners are willing to spend mono their homes. >> a lot of that's driven by the energy sector and technology sector. we're expecting to see that continued growth in the years to come. >> you don't have to wait for the monthly jobs report to gauge the economy. two signs to look out to see the economy is really recovering, new restaurants opening up. consumers feeling more comfortable going out and spending more money. look for an increase in the housing market and home prices rising as well. >> you'll see it in restaurants and home prices. thanks so much. >>> now, we move from the health of the economy to the health of the american family. and a g
in congress that could have far more disastrous consequences and relief for victims of superstar sandy is finally on the waysuper storm sandy relief is finally on the way. the pakistan teenager shot for promoting education is finally out of a british hospital. the 15 year- old was shot by the kelly ben after encouraging girls to attend school. after two months of frustrating delays $9 billion is on the way. this is the first part of a $60 billion appropriation the. >> it's never too late to do the right thing is late that we are doing this thing. hop the president said it was the worst day of his presidency the moment he learned about the shooting in sandy hook elementary school he is being briefed by the counter- terrorism adviser. getting help today from someone who knows what it's like to survive a mass shooting. she retired from congress to focus on her own recovery giffords was seriously injured when a gunman opened fire in tucson arizona for a political event, six people were killed including a nine year-old girl and a federal judge. following the new december jobs report that
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a devastating tornado. man: and now we're helping the t recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >> welcome back to hannity, now, the white house and those on the left try to figure out how to restrict the rights of gun owners and we have a bone chilling 911 tape that every american needs to hear. accord to go police, belinda herman and her two children, nine-year-old twins, were home alon when an intruder broke into her house use ago crowbar. they went into hiding inside their house in an attic and melinda called her husband not home at the time. he called the police and coaching her during the home invasion, listen to the chilling tragedy: >> so, joining me now with reaction to what is hailed as an example after model gun owner, juan williams, co-host of "the five", kimberly guilfoyle. >> hi. >> sean: there
, if you look at the firemen who were killed just before christmas, just on christmas, if you look at sandy hook, all of them involve these ar-15 style, military-style assault rifles. it's all the same thing. and the reason they like them is that they can put these magazines on them and they can unload 100 bullets in a minute. they're machine guns. >> absolutely. but the big problem in america is not these massacres. it's the day-in, day-out shootings that kill more than 11,000 americans a year. and of those, a few hundred are committed with rifles. so if the only thing that legislators do is reinstitute the assault weapons ban and the high magazine, that will be great. that will be a step forward. >> but it won't be enough. >> it won't be nearly enough. we have to make a move on handguns as well. >> but doesn't it send the right signal that actually it's time to do something? the reaction to every outrage since i've been in america has been nothing. gabby giffords, a congresswoman, can be shot in the head, nothing happens. a temple can be shot up, a movie theater, now a school. we've seen
members at sandy hook elementary. a similar weapon used by the accused mass murderer james holmes who killed 12 people and wounded more than 50 others at a movie theater in aurora, colorado. it was a gun, not a baseball bat, that took the lives of more than 335,000 americans in the last decade. that's more than the entire city of st. louis or pittsburgh or cincinnati, gone. it's a gun, not a blunt object, that ends an average 609 american lives every week. 87 a day, 1 every 17 minutes. just in the last 24 hours at least 6 people were shot in chicago. two fatally. in greenland, arkansas, a man is under arrest for a triple shooting that left his wife and mother-in-law dead and another family member critically wounded. and in orange county, florida, a deadly drive-by killed one and critically injured another. so with this many lives at stake, how can it be sensible to defend the means of status quo slaughter? what can be the motive behind blocking any common sense reforms that could help limit this horrendous carnage. >> the basis of the second amendment is about resistant to government
for the first time since super storm sandy hit. over 100 certificates deeming the home safe to live in were handed out and residents were told they don't have to follow a 10 p.m. curfew anymore. good news for those folks. >>gretchen: by now we've seen that map posted by a new york newspaper pinpointing local gun homeowner addresses. guards and families information appears ton that map. a rockland county sherrif appears about all of that. we were expressing in the commercial break i don't think people understood the domino effect. now inmates are threatening guards. in what way? >> they are saying we know where you live. we know where your family lives. we can retaliate if in fact we choose to. it's a threat that the officers, they come to work, they do their job. and now they've got to worry about when they go home and their families' safety. >>gretchen: there are 8,000 active and retired new york preponderance of the police officers currently living in your county. what is your feeling about gun ownership legally put out? >> i think it jeopardized all the good people of rockland county as
since the sandy hook shooting less than a month ago. joining us now is kirsten powers from the daily beast and carol roth, radio show host. start with you, kirsten. i think that the president will use an executive order to ram through restrictions on assault weapons, high capacity magazines and universal background checks, i think he'll do it and win on this one. what say you? >> well, they certainly have talks about doing that, but remains to be seen. i'm the not going to be so certain that's what he's going to do. i do want to comment on those, the things that the n.r.a. has been saying. i'm not sure what they expect the vice-president to talk to them about. they're the n.r.a. so it seems like he would speak to them about guns. it doesn't mean that he's not looking at other aspects of this, as you mentioned's meeting with the video game industry and hollywood people and hopefully a mental health component to this, but for the n.r.a. to come out and say all he did was focus on guns. when you're meeting with the national rifle association what you're talking about is guns. stuart: th
to blame republicans in the house for the not passing that 60 billion dollar sandy relief bill. dan henninger, says that christie was the one who was wrong. he'll be here to explain that. would you buy chicken wings at mcdonald's? jeff flock is in chicago, he send your e-mails varney@foxbusiness.com. all right. now, i have your seven early movers for you, what's moving this morning, what's going up, going down? disappointing results for the restaurant chain ruby tuesdays, eat there a lot myself. down 6%, the chip maker, chip logic cut the forecast, better than expected profit at discount club, price smart. it's up about, what about 2%, 3% there. entertainment technology company rovi not sure of the pronunciation, r-o-v-i, down beat. that's not good. and texas instruments a big name for you down 7%, that's a huge loss for a very big company. new rules could soon make it hard tower get vicodin made by abbott labs. and luxury retailer tiffany, 5%. the dow industrials up higher. well above 13-4 this morning. and public worker pension fund face as near 100 billion dollar shortfall and th
that invokes sandy hook and features the mother of the youngest victim of that tucson shooting. >> 20 heart-broken families lost a child in the sandy hook school shooting. i know how much it hurts. my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. i have one question for our political leaders. when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? whose child has to die next? >> indeed. the same question could be asked by a mother and father of one of the latest shooting victims in our daily tally of gun casualties, including a 15-year-old girl shot and killed early today in milwaukee. in maryland last night a gunman left one dead and one critically wounded before taking his own life. in ft. myers, florida, a christian school was closed today following a deadly shooting in the school's parking lot on monday. then ra has issued a customary kurt statement saying they'll send a representative to meet with vice president biden on thursday as part of his task force. meanwhile, as the president calls for a national day of service to honor the reverend martin luther king jr. on jan
relief for hurricane sandy areas. on this station over the weekend congressman frank falone blamed the tea party for slowing it down. listen to this. >> the tea party people are mostly from the south and the west. and if this had been louisiana or kansas, they wouldn't have held this up. >> now, when you look at that, look at mississippi congressman steve palaso. he pushed for storm relief in his area after hurricane katrina and isaac. he voted no for sandy relief because quote, we have a financial disaster looming in the country that i believe personally in my heart is going to be greater than any natural disaster that has ever hit us. now, today the paper ripped into palazzo. his hometown paper. for his vote against sandy relief. quote, seldom has a single vote in congress appeared as cold-blooded and hard headed as the one cast by representative steven palazzo last week. that he would rather make a philosophical point rather than help put back together communities. as he himself once put it is both shameful and offensive. this is an example of this kind of tea party ideology tha
was hurricane sandy. hurricane sandy suspended 130 flights, that is a large percentage of flights canceled, that will figure into the season and secondly an area devastated, you will not see leisure travelers go to those areas and that is a problem. the last place they want to go to that place devastated by hurricane. sandra: you have a car rental company, avis in there. so many were without cars, do you think they still did not do well? >> a large portion of that has to do with their weakness in europe. the weakness they have no pricing power in europe is causing it. 1 cent below the consensus, they are actually paying two-thirds of the operating income in interest expansion. they have a large debt burden they are paying off right now. sandra: that is pretty big. ashley has to come in and we have to leave it there, but i'll add sports forecasting. who is going to win the game today? alabama or notre dame? >> alabama looks like the juggernaut. ashley: thank you very much. sandra: all right, the season comes to an end tonight with the bcs championship game but with the season be more exciti
of it and told police when he arrived he wanted to raise awareness to sandy recovery. there are plans to tear it down even though it has been a symbol of the storm's devastation. that's your 5@5:00. >>> it's a sfirps for the white house effort for assault weapons ban. joe biden will meet with jun control organization and gun violence victims groups. he will meet with the nra tomorrow in washington. peter doocy has more in washington. hi there, peter. >> good morning. in about 6 hours at 11 he will meet with gun violence safety. tomorrow he will meet with vice president biden and other leaders to try to come up with proposed changes to the way items are sold and the way guns are seen in movies and the bhan tally i mentally ill use guns. >> as the president said he doesn't want to prejudge any recommendations any stake holder might represent. he did in his meet the res interview respond to a question about the specific recommendation the nra had made and saying he was skeptical that putting more guns in school would solve this problem. >> republican lawmakers are likely to make dramatic changes
on the horizon? what does this have to do with superstorm sandy? we'll tell you. martha: new concerns whether president obama's pick for defense secretary might signal a return to a troubling time in u.s. history. we're going to talk about that. bill and i will be right after . [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. martha: well back in court more than one year after the most high-profile murder trial in recent history. casey anthony acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old little girl, kaley, back in 2011. her lawyers plan to appeal lying to the authorities. remember she said her daughter had been kidnapped by a baby-sitter named zenida? remember that story? it took up a lot of time and energy for that investigation. all of that drew widespread media attention. found eventually not too far from the family's ho
storm sandy. here's wabc's kristen thorn. >> reporter: it's not too often you can say that you're drinking beer for charity. but now you can. it's called surge protector, sandy relief ale. >> it's a true collaboration. >> reporter: eight breweries came together and created the ipa with one goal -- to raise money for those on the island still recovering from super storm sandy. one of those is one of their own, barrier brewing company in oceanside that was wiped out by the storm. >> we are stronger together than we are separate. this is a good demonstration of that. >> reporter: the eight breweries donated all the ingredients. >> the main ingredients of barley and hopps were all chipped in by everybody. >> and collaborated on the recipe. >> it is very hoppy, so it has the siteerous and pine flavors of the hops. >> reporter: it was brewed, bottled and labeled at blue point brewing company. >> the buzz is definitely starting to build and i think people will be psyched when it does finally come out. >> reporter: all the beer will be given to a distributor here on long island who wil
on the struggle for sandy relief, and who's paying the price for the rancor on capitol hill? >>> a new and defiant call to war from the leader of syria. listen to that cheering and chanting crowd which greeted president bashar al assad in damascus, as he gave a rare personal speech to the country, his first since june. assad called for mobilization in this fight, compared rebel forces to al qaeda, and dismissed national efforts to mediate the crisis, saying syria refused to be, quote, puppets of the west. >>> west coast headlines are next with a price strike in a new health care law, which was supposed to prevent any kind of strike. >>> plus the challenges for chuck hagel's nomination as defense secretary. is he worth fighting for? >>> some head linlines making n out on the west coast. the yakima herald republic in washington state has this headline. "gop looks more divided post cliff." it's about how headlining party may not be able to negotiate the debt ceiling. >>> and the press democrat has "health care rates spike," it's about health care companies seeking big premium increases for customers
long. no sooner did northeast republicans excoriate their brethern in congress for not passing a sandy storm relief bill than the house turned around and passed the bill. the near $10-billion measure was quickly passed in the house on friday and cleared the senate by unanimous consent. the 67 who voted no were all republicans. they had insisted that the aid be paid for by cuts in other federal programs. this was the first and least controversal part of a larger aid package to be considered in a couple of weeks. the fda is setting forth new rules that put the onus for food safety on food producers. about 3,000 americans die each year due to food-borne illnesses, and the new rules aim to make food processors and farms more accountable for reducing that number. companies will have to establish specific plans for preventing contamination as well as keep records that show they are doing so. the new rules are a result of the food safety and modernization act that was signed into law in 2011. still to come, more people are finding jobs. is it time to book a vacation? we'll give you some value
and compared the devastation caused by superstorm sandy to that of hurricane katrina. while taking lawmakers to task for not approving sandy relief sooner, reid said katrina was nothing in comparison to sandy. in fact, katrina was responsible for more than 1,800 deaths. sandy claimed at least 113 lives. >> probably smart to give that apology for harry reid there. >> absolutely. >>> it is 5:19 in the morning. time for "early read," your local news making national headlines. to connecticut, the mayor of stratford wants a new school that's going to be built there to be named for victoria soto. you'll remember she was the first grade teacher at sandy hook elementary who tried desperately to shield her students from adam lanza's murderous rampage. soto was one of the six adults killed along with 20 children. she was 27 years old. she was a lifelong resident of stratford, connecticut. this was the woman who grew up wanting to be a teacher, and she achieved that goal and by all accounts she was a marvelous educator. >>> who can forget -- or you can forget about landing tickets to this year's inaugu
in new jersey, after his passionate and forceful response to hurricane sandy. and yesterday, he laid down a challenge to the politicians in washington. >> even with heartfelt believes, bipartisan compromise is possible. maybe the folks in washington in both parties could learn something from our record here in new jersey. >> and governor chris christie joins us now. you know, that comes on top of last week's press conference where you were very tough on house speaker john boehner, on sandy aid. and you took on the toxic and internal politics of house republicans. what do you want your party to learn? >> first off, something like sandy is and was above politics. there's certain things, george, that happen in our lives that have to be above politics that both parties try to rise above, as hard as it is for them sometimes. i would like them to learn to listen. listen to the people in my state. listen to the people in the state of new york. they're suffering and hurting. they don't understand why they had to wait seven-times longer than the victims of katrina. >> the aid is still held up. do
on a nearly $10 billion superstorm sandy relief bill. house speaker john boehner scheduled the vote amid intense criticism after adjourning the last session without one. a larger vote on sandy is set for next week. >>> the house will come to order. >> new lawmakers took the oath of office yesterday, marking the start of the most diverse congressional class in history. it includes the first hindu congresswoman, and first openly bisexual members. despite grumbling in his own party, republican john boehner was elected to a two-year term as house speaker. >>> u.s. troops are now at the turkey/syria border. defense secretary signed the orders along with $500 million in aid to the more than 150,000 syrian refugees who have fled into turkey and jordan. the u.n. estimates more than 60,000 people have died since the uprising nearly two years ago. >>> back here at home, u.s. lawmakers have accused the cia of lying to the makers of the movie "zero dark 30". according to the movie, harsh interrogating techniques were crucial. but a senate investigation says such methods produce no useful intelligenc
, is the extra that we're very likely to spend on sandy storm relief. so to put it bluntly, bill, we're on track for a trillion dollar deficit for the fifth straight year. we will hit 17 trillion total national debt sometime this fall. bill: just keeps on going. all the trillion dollar deficits wracked up by the current administration. >> that is total debt. that is deficit after deficit, after deficit. you add it all up, total debt, 17 trillion by this fall. another trillion dollar deficit this financial year. bill: all the push and pull we watch in november and december before the fiscal cliff deal -- >> neutral. bill: at the 11th hour -- >> neutral. bill: reduces deficit by $4 billion? >> that is it. that is interest we pay on national debt one day and six hours. bill: do the percentage of 4 billion on 293 billion for one quarter. it is niecely. >> that is because we raised taxes, theoretically get more revenue on that but we raise spending. we'll extend unemployment benefits for another year. and not counted in the andy storm damage. that would be another 51 billion, if that bill passes. bil
it but this is what happens when stuff fades, when you forget the horror of sandy hook and you just -- when you start to hear details of this kind of stuff it brings it all home again. that's why we cannot let this fade. you talk about mental health being an issue, how about the mental health issues the policemen are going to have that had to go into sandy hook first or the aurora theatre. colorado police officers testifying about what they found. that's the thing is they think oh, well don't talk about that stuff. it is politicizing it. it is not politicizing it. it is what is the reality of this? and you look at that guy. you're like how did that guy jared loughner, how did that guy get a gun? that's all of the background check you need. just look at him! anyway -- >> you're discriminating against the criminally crazy. >> stephanie: i apologize -- i debated whether i should read some of it but it is on the paper and i'm sure a lot of people heard it and heard the testimony but this is the reality we're talking about. you remember that was the first thing we said, chris about sandy hook, imagine wha
by hurricane sandy. >>> did shell oil move an oil rig that ran aground to avoid millions in taxes. that's the question congressman ed markey is asking, but shell denies the accusations say the rig was moved because of weather conditions. >>> and if you haven't started planning your summer vacation yet, get started. according to flipkeys.com, inquiries for summer reservations have ridge 40% just this past week for june, july and august. >>> tim tebow snubbed again. reverend al sharpton teams up with tyler perry for a cold case. plus, turning on your faucet only to find flammable water. details coming up next. >>> well, it's a yearly favorite. video of the water skiing squirrel. twiggy will be performing at the boat show in denver this weekend, and word has it she'll be sporting a denver broncos life jacket. she and her owner travel all over the world promoting water and boat safety. she's very cute. here's other news making news in america. in western pennsylvania police believe a squabble between two students ballooned into a pair of full-scale brawls involving up to 70 people. authorit
desire to learn more. the tragedy in committee kit at sandy hook gallantry has sparked a national conversation on protecting our children from the epidemic of school shootings. the national rifle association points to the second amendment of the constitution and a right to bear arms. local police chiefs here in chicago say there is also a solemn ipod legationobligation for public safety. >> the shuffling of president obama cabinet. she announced that she is stepping down from her post. she says her resignation was one of the most difficult decisions he has ever made. the washington post reports that she was expected to resign to run for office in her home state of california. the president is expected to nominate white house chief of staff jack lew his choice for next secretary. he is overseen budget talks in times of surplus as well as the deficit. he has also played a key role in the 2011 debt ceiling talks. the president is expected to speak within the next few minutes and we will bring you the announcement live when that happens. >> new york times calls him a fiscal progress
of funding for flues insurance programs to help those affected by hurricane sandy. the house passed the measure today, and if the senate approves it, the bill goes to president obama for his signature. until the senate gavels in, here's a look at vice president joe biden who, yesterday, held a mock swearing in ceremony for a number of senators of the new 113th congress. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> please raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear to support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies foreign and domestic? that you bear true faith and do the same, take the obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office about which you are about so help you god? >> i do. >> congratulations, senator. [inaudible conversations] >> you're gracious to let him go first. [inaudible conversations] >> pull that back a little. [inaudible conversations] >> raise your right hand? pull back so we can see the most important part of the team, okay? a
frustrating, i got angry. i was so very passionate, following what happened at sandy hook, as we all were. and my position on what should be done about gun control, i've been advocating for a long time. so this to me was a tipping point. and to hear them continue to espouse this, you cannot touch any guns philosophy, i found very frustrating. with alex jones, i took a different tact. my tact was to try and show that i could be a listener, that i would give him the time to explain, articulate his position, but instead, he didn't want to debate anything or discuss it. but i found it illuminating that during his rant, you got a real sense of what an element of the more extreme gun activists in this country genuinely believe. they believe that their government will perform as a sort of tyranny and overthrow them or try to, and that is why they all need to be heavily armed. and that's what he believes. that's what his followers, to his pretty well-listened to show believe. and i think sometimes, you have to give people just enough rope to tie themselves into a large, pretty unedifying not. and
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